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something, do it big. >> trial for ft. hood shooter major hassan is due to begin today. >> now speak to the gunman chosen to represent himself. >> a fast-moving wildfire threatened homes in southern california. many are still under evacuation this morning. >> terrifying in boston. >> swerved in front of a delivery truck. the driver was not seriously injured. >> a russian police officer pulls him over and winds up on the hood of the speeding car. the driver was tracked down and arrested. >> all that matters. >> worried about al qaeda and anywhere they are in the world. >> now we know americans just need to avoid this area. >> on "cbs this morning." >> at some point we'll sit in front of an arbiter and give our case. >> anthony weiner was like, man, some people just don't know when to quit. >> welcome to "cbs this morning." good morning. there is a lot of news. >> there's a lot of news. good morning to you. >> we begin with this. state department urging americans to leave yemen immediately. u.s. embassy being evacuated. terror threat level is extremely high. britain is also evacuating
in for megyn kelliy. major nidal hassan opened up the statement. hassan did not ask a single question. but it is what we are hearing today that has experts completely confused about hassan's defense. reporting for fort hood texas, is casy. >> allison, good to
fans can take a page from the business section. not very nice, though. >>> army major nidal hassan gunned down dozens of people at fort hood and now he wants to be the next to die. they want off the case because they say hassan himself wants to be executed. ed lavandera covering the court-martial in texas for us. ed, what is the very latest on this? >> good morning. we are waiting for court procedure proceedings to bedwgin this morning. this is after everything was dramatically shut down in the courtroom yesterday after the three attorneys that are essentially standing by major hassan's side, he is acting as his own attorney, but the military has invited three attorneys that help him guide through any legal procedural issues. they are not actually speaking in the courtroom because hasan has been doing it. those three attorneys started voicing concerns. hasan is trying to help the prosecution to ensure that he gets the death penalty and those attorneys don't feel like they can stand by and watch that happen. as soon as the attorney said that the judge shut everything down and put in
for the "washington post." >> ifill: iran swore in a new president today. ahmadinejad is out, hassan rouhani is in. we dissect what the change means for the country. >> suarez: the rollicking trial of alleged boston mob boss "whitey" bulger approached its end today. margaret warner looks at closing arguments in the trial of the man prosecutors call "one of the most vicious, violent, and calculating criminals" to walk the city's streets. >> ifill: mandolin virtuoso chris thile has delighted fans by blurring genres. jeffrey brown talks with the mcarthur genius grant winner about his latest move from bluegrass to bach. >> when you talk about bach, you're talking about the greatest musician who ever lived. we've so far removed from someone being in a situation where they could dance to bach. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> bnsf railway. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these
nuclear program. hassan rohani held his first news conference since taking office sunday. we have a report narrated by alex thomson of independent television news. >> reporter: "transparency" is a favorite rouhani buzzword, so he duly appeared in front of the packed media. the national anthem, prayers and the foreign media got down to business. iranian and foreign journalists asking about the nuclear deadlock on the anniversary of hiroshima. russia said today she wants talks next month. president rouhani says a deal is doable and doable soon if the west, as he put it, stops the threats and starts engagement. >> ( translated ): we are willing with seriousness and without time-wasting to enter serious and substantial negotiations with our counterparts. if our counterparts have the same willingness, i am certain that the concerns of both parties will through talks be eliminated, and in the not too distant future. the root of this achievement has to be discussions, not threats. that is the key to this issue. >> reporter: the man who spent years as a key iranian negotiator on the nuclear deadlo
psychiatrist nidal hassan told a military court, "i did it." catherine heenan tells us what happened at the start of his trial today. >> catherine: the fort hood shootings happened nearly four years ago at fort hood, texas. 13 people died. 32 others were injured -- after an army major due to deploy to afghanistan suddenly opened fire on his >>"all of a sudden we just somewhere and just, bow! bow! shooting everywhere." >> catherine: former soldier mick engnell was in this processing center when nidal began shooting. >> catherine: floor. >>"then all of a i saw a laser come across my eyes, and i looked over and saw him pointing a gun at me.and right at that time i tried shifting over. and it just felt like a baseball bat hit me right on the side of my neck and then blood went everywhere." >> catherine: for other victims the physical scars are fading, unseen injuries linger. >>"since the shooting, i don't know what happened, but my short term memory is just non-existent." >> catherine: 42-year-old hasan is himself paralyzed from the waist down after being shot by army civilian police. >
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to see what will happen in the penalty phase of his court martial. major nidal hassan was found guilty today on all counts. he acted as his own attorney and did not call any witnesses and made no closing arguments. the army psychiatrist acknowledged carrying out the attack in 2009 that killed 13 and wounded more than 30 others. he said he did it to protect muslim insurgents abroad. hassan faces a possible death sentence. >>> thousands of workers in the mortgage unit at wells fargo are being laid off, the latest sign the refinancing boom is cooling off. wells fargo says layoff notices went out to 2300 mortgage employees all across the country. the san francisco-based bank said it had to lay off workers because mortgage refinancing demand has dropped compared to last year and early this year. >>> the search for a missing east bay girl is about to intensify. >> more than 50 law enforcement officials will take part in a search for missing 22-month-old daphne webb. coming up, i'll explain why her grandfather hopes they don't find anything at all. >> technology impacting classroom performanc
of the death penalty. >> but a death sentence gives hassan what he wants. he has already told mention health evaluators he wanted to become a martyr and his court martial defense reflected it. hasan acted as his own lawyer admitting to the crimes in his opening statements. some survivors are con floithd which sentence brings a greater sense of justice: the death penalty or life behind bars. to reach a death sentence, the jury vote must be unanimous and it would immediately trigger a series of automatic appeals that could drag on for years. >> if there is a vote against the death penalty, it's not necessarily going to be a reflection that they think the crime was somehow mitigated. i think it will because one or two members simply decides that it would be a more appropriate penalty for nadal hasan to spend the rest of his life under army custody at fort levenworth in a wheelchair and i think that's a possibility. >> the u.s. has not executed a military service member since 1961. currently, five u.s. soldiers sit on death row. one has been there for 25 years. ultimately, the president must si
in the rampage. >>> new this morning, iran's new president took the oath of office. hassan rouhani was sworn in, in a ceremony shown live on iranian tv. foreign dictators attended for the first time since the islamic revolution in 1979. >>> russian and chinese soldiers are running joint anti- terrorism drills dubbed peace 2013. security forces are participating in exercises in russia's mountain region. troops are training by simulating combat and battle planning. >>> and president obama is spending his birthday today celebrating with family and friends at camp david. before he took off, he was briefed on the terrorist threat that will cause 21 embassies to close today. the white house officials say he will continue to be updated throughout the weekend. by the way, the president turns 52. >>> the message from tens of thousands of bart riders? make a deal, today! >>> our kpix 5 poll on who is making a better case, the unions or bart managers. >>> and they're gloomy looking on the outside but bright on the inside. the message behind the darkness of these so-called depression kits. >>> and fog and
and consulates. also in the news, hassan roman -- rouhani has taken the oath of office. the new president of iran. it might lead to making a ran less isolated. representatives from her or -- from more than 50 countries -- making iran less isolated. representatives from more than 50 countries attended his swearing-in. ? >> if we turn away from the needs of others, we align ourselves with those forces which are bringing about the suffering. >> the white house is a bully pulpit.we ought to take advantage of it. >> obesity in this country is nothing short of a public health crisis. >> i think i had little antenna. they told me when somebody had their own agenda. >> there is so much influence in that office. it would be a shame to waste it. >> i think they serve as a window on the past to what was going on with american women. >> she becomes the chief confidante. she is the only one in the world he can trust. >> many of the women who were first ladies, a lot of them were writers. they wrote books. >> they are, in many cases, more interesting as human beings than their husbands. if only because they ar
. hassan rouhani emerged as the surprise favorite in the presidential race after his campaign caught fire, especially among the young. he's a cleric who studied law in britain and has decades of diplomatic and political experience. in his inaugural speech, rouhani said his government would improve relations between iran, the region, and the world by building trust through transparency. to international diplomats listening, that was a welcome change of tone, signaling future cooperation. but to the many hard-line members of iran's regime, it sounded like a threat. political analyst professor saddiq zabakalam says he will have to fight them first. >> reporter: he does, however, have the backing of millions of voters who want them to fix than's economy-- battered and sinking under the pressure of international sanctions. to get those international sanctions lifted, president rouhani is going to have to come om with some kind of a deal in nuclear negotiations with the west due to resume this fall. elizabeth palmer, cbs news, tehran. >> dubois: 19 men died fighting a wildfire in arizona. now s
. this morning, after the fort hood shooing the trial of nadal hassan is set to begin. many of the wounded taking the witness stand will have to go face to face with hasan as he has opted to face himself. >>> closing arguments in a a while trooil on monday. the two-month trial was full of outbursts. >>> a new poll shows marijuana use among young people has declined. use among older adults continue to climb. >>> and we all know drinking and driving can be deadly. but a new study shows drinking and walking can be just as fatal. the national highway safe ta traffic administration says a third of pedestrians killed has blood alcohol levels over the legal limit. >>> and the september issue of "o" magazine shows a striking image of oprah winfrey. she dawned a 3-pound wig. >>> now we turn to a look at new business news. >>> jeff bezos is buying "the washington post" for $250 million. bezos says this is a personal acquisition and the post will remain separate from amazon. he tells readers he's going to strive to protect the journalistic tradition. >>> gm is knocking $5,000 off the chevy volt. they have b
. clarissa ward, thank you very much tonight. t news conference today. hassan rouhani gave the strongest indication yet that iran wants to settle the dispute over its nuclear program. elizabeth palmer is among the correspondents who questioned rouhani in tehran. >> reporter: as he arrived to face a room full of journalists, president rouhani knew there'd be no ducking the sensitive issue of u.s.-iranian relations. >> madam elizabeth palmer, cbs news. >> reporter: do you see any prospect of direct talks with the american administration during your term in office? shrewd diplomat that he is, rouhani didn't say yes, but he didn't say no, either. "if it were in our national interest" he said "we'd have no problem talking to anyone of good will-- even the united states." iran's new president is under enormous pressure from voters to rescue their battered economy. to do that, he needs the u.s. to lift international sanctions which were imposed to force iran to prove it's not developing nuclear weapons. today rouhani signaled loud and clear that he does want a deal that would satisfy the u.s. a
are there to offer advice if he requests it. yesterday one of his lawyers said hassan is deliberately trying to get the death penalty. he says it is contrary to our professional obligations. the lawyer then suggested the lawyers change their rule and say that he didn't need his assistance. >>> the former army psychiatrist faces 13 counts of murder, 32 counts of attempted murder in the 2009 dangerous shooting in ft. hood. >>> three people will share one of the biggest powerball prizes of all time. there were two in new jersey, nobody won it on the morning show/"way too early" team. two from jersey, one from minnesota split the $448 million. that is before taxes. they're going to share the booty with a lot of people though. 38 other tickets won either $1 million or $2 million. so we'll wait for the next big one. the truth, is the top four lottery prizes of all time have all come since march of 2012. >>> now to business where later this morning we get the weekly unemployment numbers. yesterday all three major indices were in the red. the fears of the fed tapering its bond buying program persists. we h
hassan, the admi admittedt hood shooter a has been found guilty of the rampage that left 14 soldiers dead. and sergeant robert bales received a life sentence without parole. bales pleaded guilty to the 2009 shooting spree, part of a deal to not receive death penalty. >>> and president obama sent one of his top officials to damascus to investigate the claim of chemical weapons. for more on the chemical weapons investigation, amy joins us. good to talk to you. the u.n. says, as you know, it wants clarity that this was an actual chemical attack near damascus. why are you so certain that chemical weapons were used and the assad regime was behind the attack. >> well, it's very clear if one looks at the videos that were up loaded shortly after the attack that these are people suffering the affects of exposure to toxic chemicals. especially children, it's difficult to coax your child to twist and convulse over a long period of time. sometimes those videos shows a child for over two minutes. so it's clear that toxic chemical was used. as for signs pointing to the assad regime, it's it was deliver
. >>> today army major nidal hassan was convicted on all 13 counts against him in the fort hood massacre. the former army psychiatrist showed no emotion as the verdict was read. the 2009 shooting was the deadliest ever at u.s. military facility. prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty. sentencing begins on monday. >>> army staff sergeant robert bails is headed to prison for life. bails admit today murdering 16 afghan civilians, mostly women and children back in march of 2012. six military jurors decide to do the 40-year-old father of two should not be eligible for parole. >>> san diego mayor bob filner out of a job. he resigned today amid a slew of sexual harassment claims t. move was part of mediation agreement with the city. 18 different women have accused him of mafking unwanted an advances, including at least one city employee. today filner offered his accusers an apology but insisted he has never harassed them. >> not one allegation, members of the council, has r been independently verified or proven in court. i have never sexually harassed anyone. all the women that i offended,
have a criminal history. >> military jury has found nadal hassan guilty of killing 13 people in the largest mass murder at a military base in united states history. he went on the rampage at fort hood in november of 2009. 32 people were hurt in that attack. he had no visible reaction as the guilty verdict was read. he is eligible for the death penal. the sentencing part of the trial begins on monday. >>> two officers were hurt during the arrest of a man after an alleged shot and vandalism bing. it happened yesterday around one at the shopping center. witnesses say that the 20-year- old threw a rock into the marin gun shop after assaulting two strangers. he then resisted arrest sending one officer to the hospital. >> construction has started on a new underpass project in honor of a richmond police officer killed in the line of duty. yesterday the 29-year-old bradley moody was honored during the special ground breaking. the new roadway is being built in his name and it's located near the railroad tracks his brother, officer james moody -- his brother spoke. >> he was a brothe
it derailed. >>> the sentencing phase for convicted fort hood shooter nadal hassan, who is representing himself, will either get life in prison or the death penalty for his shooting spree that killed 13 people. >>> after a bloody violent summer chicago is going back to school, but trouble looks like it might never let up on the city streets. to protect the school children mayor rame mal ham emmanuel created safety routes. in a community that is suffering extreme hopeless ness already. [ sirens ] >> the police. >> reporter: in response to a record-breaking gun violence i in 2012, rahm emmanuel assign police to the violent areas of the city. >> we developed our strategies and we ployments based on where crime is ha happening. >> reporter: the man in charge of the implementing is the chief of police. >> are you worried that when weather gets warmer that violence will go up, and how will the department prepare for that. >> the answer to that question is no, we don't have a different strategy for the summer, but we'll be doing more of the same things we've been doing. operation impact, our g
by a scandal set off by his wife as murder i've british businessman. the sentences face for hassan is underway. huh shann is the gunman responsible for the fort hoot shooting rampage in november 2009. he was found guilty on friday on 13 counts of murder. and 32 counts of attempted murder. a military jury will hear impact statements from victims families over the new few days. meantime, george zimmerman is asking the state of florida to cover some of his legal fees, a lawyer for the neighborhood watch volunteer plans to file a motion to cover between $20,300,000 of legal fees, the 29-year-old was acquitted of all charges including seconds degree murder in the fatal shooting of unarmed team treyvon martin in florida. thieves of being blamed in mexico's debtsly train crash where officials say the train derailed because of the track had be been stolen at least six people were killed when they hitched a right on the train. 250 migrants were hoping to reach the u.s. in search of a better life. the japanese government says it will take charge of to dismantle and did he con damn nate severely damaged
hassan was sentenced to death. the jury came back with the maximum penalty. >>> a montana judge has apologized for saying a 14-year-old rape victim was as much in control of the situation as her rapist. that is hard to believe. but the teen committed suicide a few years after that rape and the judge now says his comments were demeaning to all women but he actually stands by the 30 day sentence that he gave the rapist. now the victim's mother is still, like much of us, in disbelief. >> i was horrified. i don't believe in justice anymore. it was a joke. >> a protest outside of the courthouse is scheduled for later today. >>> a multiple tractor trailer, or several of them, in fact, and cars, they were involved in this, check it out, fiery crash in western ohio late last night. an inferno erupted on interstate 75 causing police to close all lanes. two people died in that wreck. >> here's a talker, an albino alligator is receiving the spa treatment by getting acupuncture to relief his pain. i didn't even know that existed. but zoo workers say the gator has shown improvement since beginni
. president hassan rouhani of iran said he will press forward with attempts to ward off military action by western nations against president bashar al- assad. he was quoted as saying that military action will bring great cost for the region. it is necessary to apply all effort to prevent it. according to state tv, he said both iran and russia would work in cooperation to prevent any military action against syria. meanwhile, the united states and its allies continue to pair for a potential strike. president obama told pbs yesterday he did not want a prolonged military intervention. >> if we are saying in a clear and decisive but very limited way, we send a shot across the bow saying, stop doing this, that can have a positive impact on a national security over the long term and may have a positive impact in the sense that chemical weapons are not used again on innocent civilians. >> the white house announced it will brief members of congress later today on plans to move forward with a military's right, and it -- military strike, and will reduce evidence -- release evidence of the assad rw
inmates. they are trying to decide if major nidal hassan should get the death penalty. he has admitted to being the shooter of the 2009 killing of 13 people. after prosecutors called for the death penalty. a new hospital will go up in prince georges county. we are going to share the official plans. >> tucker has your forecast coming up and check in with the morning commute with steve h hershon when we come back.  "i'm terry mcauliffe, candidate for governor, and i sponsored this ad." it's been called "cuccinelli's witch hunt" "designed to intimidate and suppress" ken cuccinelli used taxpayer funds to investigate a uva professor whose research on climate change cuccinelli opposed. cuccinelli, a climate change denier, forced the university to spend over half a million dollars defending itself against it's own attorney general. ken cuccinelli. he's focused on his own agenda. not us. backflips and cartwheels.mile? love, warmth. here, try this. mmmm, ok! ching! i like the fact that there's lots of different tastes going on. mmmm! breakfast i'm very impressed. this is a great cereal! h
of documents to wikileaks. prosecutors have rested case and army major nidal hassan's turn. he was told he cannot make statements and ask himself questions then answer them. latest twist in bizarre court marshal trial. four state department officials back at work and no longer on paid administrator leave. ambassador stephens and four others killed. some republicans in congress outraged that the four are back on the job. >> brand new information about how the race for the next virginia governor is shaping up. a new university poll shows democrat terry mckol la with a clear lead over cuccinelli. people who took the polls said trustworthiness was their top concern, 93% of respondents ranking it as very or extremely important. >> two words that make your day better "free pie." we'll tell you about a give away that will make the world a happier place. coming up next, rg3 is on the sidelines because of an injury. monday night, an injury took out the second in command. an update on kirk cousins coming up. >> making headlines, wall street journal supporting nsa surveillance covers 75% of all traff
news. >> the judge made the ruling during a military trial of major nidal hassan. he is accused of killing 13 people in 2009 rampage. they can't reference copy cat in kuwait or past academic presentation. the judge will allow evidence about internet searches or his computer. oscar pistorius cried in court as he was indicted for the murder of his girlfriend. he shot reeva steenkamp through the bathroom door of his home. he thought he was firing on an intruder. steenkamp was staying overnight. there is a witness saying they heard a woman scream before the shoots. >> after nearly a year of negotiations, 25-year-old man known as victim five will receive millions of dollars. victim no. five said san dusky exposed himself to him in a locker room. >> he was accosted six months after the mike mcqueary incident. >> expects 25-31 claims to be settled. the 69-year-old former coach convicted last year of 45 counts of sexual abuse. >> taking it outside, gary saying not much to write home about in the weather department. kind of nice . >> lots of people asking where did summer go? august is g
believes hassan wants the death penalty. ha *s san is charged with 2 3-2 counts of attempted murder in the 2009 ford hood massacre. hasan admitted in opening statements he is the shooter. his advisor askedded the judge for permission to take over the case or minimize his real so hasan cannot ask for advice on a strategy the advisor opposes. in cleveland, the house where driel castro raped and tortured three women for a decade was demolished today in less than half an hour. the tear-down was part of the plea deal that spared castro a possible death sentence. instead, he is going to serve life in prison. among those watching was one of his victims, michelle knight, who released yellow balloons in memory of missing children. in egypt, a new showdown appears inevitable between the military and supporters of the the ousted president, mohamed morsi. egypt's interim leaders today rejected foreign efforts to find a peaceful solution, including a personal appeal by senators john mccain and lindsey graham. clarissa ward is in cairo, clarissa, where do we go from here? >> good evening, norah.
police officer. for his part hassan has said little during the death penalty trial other than to say he was the shooter. a judge will deliberate the senate for bradley manning. he leaked hundreds of thousands of classified documents to wikileaks. manning's lawyer says he doesn't deserve a sentence that prevents him from rebuilding his life. he was convicted of 20 counts cluck 7 of espionage act. >> the coast guard trying to figure out how a 56 foot fishing boat was grounded. it just missed the famous caesar's pier. >> the captain was not driving at the time one of the mates was driving. the initial report, he did state he may have fallen asleep. >> it took crews several hours to tow the boat back. they could face fines for the mishap. one of the nation's bravest heros just scoring a big victory over the ncaa. maureen steven rose now okayed to play football. the ncaa initially ruled that he couldn't because he played games in a military league while serving our country. cy arnold has more. >> just a few hours separate this interview. >> first thing i did. thank you, lord. >> from this on
the shooter went a couple of times and slid down the telephone pole which hassan was leaning up against. i left the shooter in handcuffs and in care of medics. >> we were told he would call two witnesses to the stand. if so closing arguments would begin and go to the jury for deliberations. >>> wall street trying to figure out when it would change the stimulus program. lauren simonetti from the fox business network. >> stocks suddenly slumping the dow barely holding 15,000. it is edgy ahead of the policy and new fed sheet. this afternoon we learned what the fed was really thinking during the policy meeting last month. ups is telling employees they may not get health insurance next year. in a memo to 15,000 white collar workers ups writes the cost associated with the affordable care act has made it increasingly difficult to continue providing the same level of healthcare benefits to our employees at an affordable cost end quote. it has 60 million a year excl e excludeing working is part of a growing trend. this year 4 percent of large employers say they exclude them if they can. >>> are yo
major nidal hassan is representing himself there is a team of military lawyers to assist if he requests it. but a lawyer said he's trying to get the death penalty and argued the legal team should not be required to take part in that. >>> overseas authorities in yemen say they will foiled an al qaeda plot to seize key cities, blow up pipelines and disrupt oil trade. concern about stepped-up al qaeda activity in yemen is reportedly behind the u.s. decision to evacuate most of its em ba si personnel there and increase drone strikes including another one today that left seven dead. >>> in kenya today a massive fire tore through the nairobi airport, one of the largest aviation hubs in africa. it started small but with a shortage of equipment to fight it, the blaze soon roared out of control forcing the airport to close and dozens of flights to be cancelled. no apparent terrorist connection and, surprisingly, no serious injuries there. >>> back home, former president george w. bush was released from a texas hospital today, a day after a stent was inserted to open a clogged artery in his heart
hassan that left 13 killed and dozens more injured. his trial starts tomorrow. intelligence officials say too much information was made public in the warning by the obama administration and they are upset about it and that could hurt future efforts to break up potential terrorist plots. just a head at 1:30 we'll talk to ralph peters, what is it about the president's warning that is causing serious concern. >> a suspect behind bars at this hour, held on $1 million bail after a deadly hit and run in venice beach, california this weekend. the surveillance video shoes the suspect getting out of the sports car and surveying the sports car and gets in and out and goes back several times. and the final time he takes off and blows in the crowd. the witnesses recall a horr foying scene. >> this guy had an attempt to create mayhem and went straight down the boardwalk 60 miles per hour. >> he speed up and purposely was swerving back and forth it run over as many people as he could. >> people were flying everywhere and it looked like something out of a movie. >> in california, they join us with the l
emotional testimony in the court-martial trial of nadal hassan. the former army psychiatrist who admitted opening fire at the fort hood army base in 2009. today, survivors of the rampage taking the witness stand and recalling the complete horror of the day. after the judge ruled hasan could continue to represent himself and his standby defense team would not be taken off the case. jeffrey king is a military lawyer, former marine judded a -- advocate. mr. king, let me start with you because of your background. the judge made the right decision here. correct? these standby lawyers are just that. they stand by and they offer answers to hasan whenever he wants them. otherwise they're really not involved. >> right. the judge made the order a while ago when she agreed to allow hasan to defend himself. but she said if you're going to do this, i'm going to have your defense team standing by, on the sidelines, watching everything, hearing every witness so if he needed some assistance they would be ready to step in. and now they have gone to the court and said, you know, we're watching him put his
it was quote the worst he had seen. major nadal hassan accused of offing fire and killing 13 people and injuring several others pmp. others. >> reporter: the fbi made a 7-minute video, walking through the crime scene. it was not long after the crime happened. a large flat screen television hangs on the wall inside the courtroom and yesterday it was turned off when that video was shown to protect the family members sitting in the courtroom. only smaller screens on the journal's bench and the monitor on hassan's defense table. 146 total shell casings were recovered. six magazines. 270 bullet holes, according to the fbi processing team. today's focus is going to be on autopsies. six forensic pathologists ready to take the stand. they will be going through the injuries and the evidence recovered from the 13 people who died in this attack. they were flown to dover tear force base where the military mortuary services are. dover is the spot where any troop that is killed in the line of duty on the battle feed at home, it will be a tough day in that courtroom. again all of the autopsy photo
. >>> major nadal hassan's trial begins tomorrow. a jury will decide if he should receive the death penalty. anna warner was in the courtroom as the verdicts were announced on friday. >> reporter: major nadal hassan looked out as the jury voted unanimously that he was guilty on 13 counts of premeditated murder and guilty of 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder. over 13 days prosecutors laid out a detailed case to convince the jury that hasan came to believe he had a jihad duty to kill soldiers. then carried out a plan to do that. he they showed evidence he trained for months at a shooting range. then hid two guns and 420 rounds of ammunition in his army fatigues. then went to a medical building where members of his unit were preparing to deploy. witnesses told of a scene of terror and chaos as hasan opened fire on a group of 45 unarmed soldiers. they listened as a pregnant soldier, private velez, begged for mercy saying my baby my baby before she was shot and killed. has hasan admitted i am the shooter, in his open ing statements. he didn't testify or call wi
there, so i take all that with a grain of salt. hi. >> hello. >> his son hassan delivers the food. it all starts with fresh olives, they're in season now. and roasted wall nuts. some warm, very good bread. squishy. and you get this stuff. everybody gets it. a pulpy puree of figs, raisins, strawberries and full of mohammed's potent herbs and spices, of course. >> all night, 24 clock. >> yeah, yeah, i get it. it's supposed to make me more manly. you know what? i'm eating. let's not talk about that, okay, sunshine? what is a tagine, anyway? it's a traditional moroccan stew that can include vegetables, meat, or ship. tonight, baby shark, calamari and monk fish with fresh mountain shin spinach cooked in a classic clay pot that gives it its name. the domed top is supposed to force the condensation back in to the dish and keep it moist and tender. that's delicious. i think it's the greens and the aromatics and the herbs, i have no idea what they are. never had anything like it. tangier version of farm to table. >> hi. >> wow. when's that? thank you. and a whole turbot, brushed with olive
for you. they're swearing in their new president this week. hassan rowhani promising more. today the white house said it is willing to work with iran to find a peaceful solution over its contentious nuclear program. now, there's been a lot of talk about this new president as being someone who's more moderate, but religious clerics holding the real power in tehran who endorsed him, the question is whether or not he'll actually be able to act independently of them. could real progress be made? joining us is dan gillimam. good morning, ambassador. let's get right to it. what's your impression of this new president? >> good morning, jamie. well, you know, my impression is that there's a new guy in town, but that new guy is just a puppet on the string of those extreme fundamentalists/clerics who have ruled iran for decades and made it into the world's main harbor, perpetrator, silencer of terror. iran wants to rule the muslim world. it wants to rule it by terrorizing civilization as we know it and therefore i think that we shouldn't be in anyway confused byf the rhetoric. the real rulers are ex
negotiator. as of this week, he is iran's president. hassan rouhani. but what kind of president will he be? is he as moderate as his words suggest? i have two certificates. hamid debaabashi is at columbia university and nicholas burns is a professor at harvard and former undersecretary of state of the united states. professor dabashi, what did you make of rouhani's "time" magazine article? did it suggest that you that he for one thinks that while iran should have a nuclear energy program, he's absolutely against any kind of weaponization of that program? >> as you know, fareed, no politician, no statesman can be -- can be looked at only on the surface of what he says. there must be measures of checking him and making sure what he says are verifiable within international confinements, but there's no reason to believe that he goes out of his way to publish an article in "time" magazine in which he commits -- if you go down the article, in fact there is nothing other than committing to iran to transparency in multiple number of ways. on the surface, this article has to be taken seriously. as
psychiatrist, wearing his military uniform, yelled allah akbar before he fired on fellow soldiers. hassan serving as his own attorney spoke only a few minutes and said we the mujahideen are imperfect muslims trying to establish the perfect religion in the land of the supreme god. >> and these people are resilient. >> reporter: congressman roger williams whose district covers fort hood introduced legislation to get the u.s. department of defense to reconsider its classification of the attacks as workplace violence because that causes many of the victims and families to lose crucial benefits. >> nobody believes it is workplace violence, even this perpetrator said he is a terrorist and that he meant to kill and he doesn't like america. >> reporter: out of 12 witnesses to take the stand this first day, one was shot in the massacre not once but seven times. he was very calm and collect on the stand. when it came time to be cross-examined by major nidal malik hasan, he had no questions for him. >> casey siegel at fort hood, thank you. >>> former president george w. bush is recovering at a hospi
the embassies today during a week when the trial opened, of the ft. hood jihadist, nadal hassan who this administration has treated as a workplace violence perpetrator. he is the celebrity president as you have called him sean. but it is deeply troubling that the white house is spinning this as a way for obama to connect with regular people and then disclosed which they had tried to cover up that what was wrong with doing it after this appearance meeting with one of his top bundlers. who has raked in $7 million for his president. >> and then he is off for martha's vineyard for a vacation and they are upset because the roads are closed. let me play the question about his comments about trayvon martin. this was not a case about race. >> you know i think all of us were troubled by what happened. any of us who were parents were troubled. it doesn't mean he was a perfect kid. none of us were. when you are a teenage boy you are going to mess up. but, what i think all of us agree to is, that we should have a criminal justtice system that was fair and just and i wanted to explain why this w
at the military trial of the accused fort hood shooter, nidal hassan. the major asked to represent himself and now his attorney saying they want off the case. the judge just responded. hang on. >>> the military trial of the accused gunman in the fort hood massacre resumed after a dramatic request from lawyers on standby to help for the defense. these lawyers asked the court to take them off the case. they say this guy, major hasan, appears to be trying to get the death penalty. the judge said no. the judge ereduce to allow them to take control of his defense. the army major is accused of murdering 13 soldiers and wounding more than 30 in 2009. he is acting as his own lawyer but the court appointed the defense attorneys to be ready if he needs them. however, those lawyers say the judge is forcing them to violate their responsibilities. casey stiegel is at fort hood. there was a heated exchange, it's my understanding, huh? >> it was interesting and all over the judge forcing this standby counsel to remain working on this case, sort of serving is consultants to major hasan, walking him through proced
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